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Link: • Johannes Burman to Carl Linnaeus, 8 April 1760 n.s.
Dated 5 Aprilis 1760. Sent from () to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.


Johannes BurmanBurman, Johannes (1707-1779).
Dutch. Botanist, professor of medicine
in Amsterdam. Close friend of Linnaeus.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has received Linnaeusís letter dated 11 March 1760Letter L2699, and he will answer briefly since he is very busy at present.

Burman is pleased to see that Linnaeus enjoys the arrival of his son [Nicolaas Laurens BurmanBurman, Nicolaas Laurens
(1734-1793). Dutch. Professor of
botany. Linnaeusís pupil in Uppsala in
1760. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
]. Burman wishes that he will arrive and return safe and sound.

Next Sunday the son will start his journey via Osnabruck, Hamburg, and Denmark, and then he will come to Linneaus as soon as the weather conditions permit. He did not dare to go when it was very cold and could not start earlier because of much pleurisy and other inflammatory and rheumatic illness in the country.

Burman is sorry about the bulbs that Linnaeus has not received yet. If they have become rotten Burman can supply other that he has in duplicate.

Burman has once seen in the Leiden University Botanic Garden a plant of Sisyrinchium palmae folio, which Linnaeus mentions. It resembles Ixia in his American plants [Burman refers to his editing of Plantarum Americanarum fasciculus primus[-decimus]Plumier, Charles Plantarum
Americanarum fasciculus primus[-decimus]
continens plantas, quas olim C.
Plumierius [...] detexit, eruitque,
atque in insulis Antillis ipse depinxit.
Has primum in lucem edidit, concinnis
descriptionibus & observationibus,
aeneisque tabulis illustravit J.
(Amsterdam 1755-1760).
], but he has not examined the flowers.

Burmanís son will bring succulent shoots and a lot of seeds.

Burman is grateful for what Linnaeus has done concerning the Ferraria and other things. He hopes to be able to repay him or his son [Carl Linnaeus the YoungerLinnaeus the Younger, Carl
(1741-1783). Swedish. Botanist. Son of
Carl Linnaeus and Sara Elisabet Linnaea.
Brother of Elisabeth Christina, Louisa,
Sara Christina and Sophia Linnaea.
Attended his fatherís lectures, had
private tutors (Löfling, Rolander,
Solander and Falk, all Linnaeusís
students). Demonstrator of botany at
Uppsala. Succeeded his
] at some future date.


a. (LS, II, 464-465). [1] [2] [3]


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1943), vol. II:2, p. 157   p.157.